Right to counsel - challenge of any confinement

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Legislation, Other subject area

Indigent persons "committed, detained, imprisoned or restrained of [their] liberty, under any color or pretense whatever, civil or criminal" must be assigned counsel in a petition for habeas corpus upon a good-faith application for such a writ.  S.D. Codified Laws § 21-27-4.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no